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Drama is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Tourin shows are listed at the end of t e drama section. Dance is listed after drama for each city. Touring shows are listed at the end of the drama 8: dance section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Drama 8: dance listings compiled by Ellie Carr.


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pie-Arranged. l. = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.

Facilities: WC 2 Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. H = Induction Loop System. IR = Infra Red System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. C = Catering Accessible. T = Adapted Telephone. -

Help: A = Assistance Available. AA = Advise Venue in Advance.


Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon-Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on (ll-ll 227 551]. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link

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The abbreviation 11‘ indicates venues where Theatre Tokens can be ex- changed for tickets. Tokens cart be bought front most branches of W.H. Smith. John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline. 0] 71 240 8800.



Gorbals. 429 0022.11" [Accessz L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Closed Sun/Mon.

The Relapse Until Sat 3] Jan. 7.30pm. £8 (£2). Vanburgh‘s complex and dark Restoration marriage comedy is the first grown-up show in the Citizens‘ main house since last summer. Directed and designed by Philip Prowse with a high- proftle cast. See preview. page ()5.

The Ice House Until Sat 31 Jan. 7.30pm. £8 (£2) A strained marriage is tested further by the arrival of the husband's new secretary. in Robert David MacDonald‘s fifteenth play for the Citizens‘ company.

The Turn Of The Screw Until Sat 31 Jan. 7.30pm. £8 (£2). Sinister forces are at work in Henry James‘ masterpiece of dread. in which a young governess finds herself despatched to the country to take charge of two small children. Adapted and directed by regular Cll'l. guest Jon Pope. with music by Adrian Johnston.

Hanging out: Elaine C. Smith in Aladdin at the King's Theatre, Glasgow


Glasgow: Tron Theatre, Wed 2 t—Sat 24 Jan. Edinburgh: Traverse Theatre, Thu 29 lnSun 1 Feb.

Communication age: Graham Eatough tries to enjoy 3 Quiet Night In

if you came back from your Christmas break to a mountain of post, a frenzied light on your answering machine and an X~Files specimen in the fridge, you'll know how he feels. Returning from a photographic assignment in Africa, the main character in KtC's Quiet Night In is desperate to relax but can't. Thoughts and memories pop into his crowded mind, from his ex-lovers to the family dog.

The piece was created by David Harrower, writer of the highly acclaimed Knives In Hens, working closely with five performers and director Guy Hollands. ’The piece is totally devised,’ explains Harrower. 'I wouldn't even call it a play, so much as a meditation on themes.’

It’s almost two years since the show was first performed as a work-in- progress at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre, and the finished product has altered radically, becoming a metaphor for ageing and the acquisition of wisdom. lntriguingly, the set was inspired by the tape slot in a VCR, creating a cinematographically narrow acting space.

For Harrower, the creative experience was very different from Knives In Hens. 'l had to unlearn the ways I usually approach writing,’ he says. 'Usually there’s a direct involvement with the subjects. I don't use interior monologues, l write the surface of the play. This was a chance to look at the things behind, using slides and videos to dramatise abstract thought. It was a fascinating discovery.’ (Stephanie Noblett)

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